President

Ronnie Reid

President

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Hi! My name is Ronnie Reid and I’m honoured to have been elected President for 2017-2018. My role is a representative one. From the media to the local community and University, it is my responsibility to put forward the views of students to summarise and improve your experience here at Newcastle.

On top of my very important representative functions, I also have a set of manifesto pledges which I  continue to work on. From typing exams to launching The Speaker Series, I’m very excited to make changes which will make our university experience even better. You can check out the status of my commitments below.

Newcastle has been by far and away both the best and biggest experience of my life, and it would be a pleasure to be a part of maximising your enjoyment of this great University.

5 posts
Last post 01 Dec 2017
  • Reiding between the lines - December President Fri 01 Dec 2017 10:29 It seems like yesterday that bags were being unpacked, books being purchased and 9am attendances remained at 100%, but before...
  • Reiding between the lines - November President Wed 25 Oct 2017 11:42 Reiding Between the Lines - November Welcome to Reiding between the lines, my new blog updating students, staff and everyone else...
  • Martin Luther Who? President Fri 24 Feb 2017 11:23 On 13th November 1967, Newcastle University awarded Dr Martin Luther King an honorary degree, the only UK University to...
  • End of a Cheera President Mon 09 Mar 2015 11:45 Term 2 started off with an incredible rag week, and although I had been on committee the past two years...
  • Pres rewind President Tue 04 Nov 2014 16:47 6 weeks in and I already got myself draped over the front of the Union - and that's not after...

Objectives

 

From the manifestos that they were elected on, each Sabbatical Officer has chosen six objectives to focus on. During the year they will be updating their progress by colour coding each objective:

  • Green – Complete
  • Amber – In Progress
  • Red – Can’t Do
  • Grey – Not Started

Click on each box to find out more about how they are getting on.

There has been confirmation of a pilot of word-processed exams from the University. Working with the EO, we have also defined the terms of the pilot.

Updated 26.02.18

After securing £10,000 worth of funding for the TedX event on the 3rd of March, I was also lucky enough to help with getting Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP up to Newcastle. The event was a total sell out, and required three overspill lecture theatres.

Updated 26.02.18

Though there are more things to work on in this respect, reforms to Eat@Newcastle have saved students £10,000. I have managed to ensure that students in St Mary’s next year have their rent prices frozen, and also secured a bus pass deal for them. Regarding sports, I have also ensured that a price structure review of sports memberships will take place when the new sports centre comes online.

Updated 26.02.18

Though this process has been somewhat drawn out, I have worked with CampusDoctor to ensure that online registration for students will be a reality. There has been strong interest from several GP practices, and this will assist both Union and University wellbeing services in years to come.

Updated 26.02.18

I am currently in the process of building a campaign which alerts students to opportunities to build their CV over the summer, which is a very long break often underutilised by students.

Updated 26.02.18

 

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